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 The SLAC Library welcomes gifts of materials appropriate to our mission, or funds for the purchase of such materials, recognizing that gifts may provide valuable additions to the collection. Final decisions on the retention and disposition of gifts are the responsibility of the Library Manager.

Because of limited staff, the library cannot provide an itemized list of contributions, but the Acquisitions Librarian will be pleased to sign a list of gift titles provided by the donor.  To protect the donor and the University, the Library does not establish values of gifts. If the donor desires an appraisal, it is the donor's responsibility to estimate values or employ the services of an independent consultant.

Retention Policies Donated materials are expected to meet the same standards of quality and relevance to the collection as new titles. They should support the research and the mission of the Laboratory as well as meet Library collection development guidelines and policies in regards to physical condition, format, language, etc. The Library reserves the right to make decisions about the disposition or location of gifts of materials or funds. Gifts not retained by the library may be given to academic departments, other libraries, sold at book sales, or otherwise given away or discarded. All donors must sign a release form, so please make arrangements with the Public Services Desk to drop off your materials between 9 am - 5 pm M-F.

Tax Information for Donors The Library adheres to all federal regulations governing Internal Revenue Service gifts-in-kind. Please check with the Internal Revenue Service and your tax advisor for the most current information on non-cash charitable contributions.

For your information The donor of library materials is entitled to an income tax deduction in accordance with Internal Revenue Service regulations. According to IRS regulations (Determining the Value of Donated Property, IRS Publication 561), the donor may determine the value of the donation if it totals less than $5,000 within a calendar year. A qualified independent appraiser must establish values greater than $5,000 per year. The donor must file IRS Form 8283 if he/she claims a deduction for non-cash gifts totaling more than $500 within a calendar year.